Here are your choices for Flashback Monday: Children's author and Oregon native Beverly Cleary gives us a tour of the Portland neighborhood where she grew up and based her books - or - Matt Groening unveils a giant mural in downtown Portland of the then 'new' series The Simpsons.
October 7th, 1992 -- Beloved children's author of Henry Huggins , Ramona and Beezus and many more gives KGW reporter Pat Kruis a walking tour of the Portland neighborhood where she found inspiration for many of her characters. Cleary is so well regarded in Portland that statues of the most famous characters she created are installed in Portland's Grant Park.
February 15th, 1990 -- He named characters after the streets in northwest Portland and based the family of Bart Simpson on his own. Native son Matt Groening unveiled a building-sized mural of the -then- new series The Simpsons and talks to KGW reporter KC Cowan about why he thinks Bart speaks for all of us.Now in it's 23rd season it has become one of the longest running prime-time shows - ever.
Oregon Author Beverly Cleary or Simpsons' creator Matt Groening?
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